iPad Pro

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iPad Pro
Apple iPad Pro wordmark 2017.svg
IPad Pro Mockup.png
First generation 12.9" iPad Pro in Gold
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn (under contract)
Product familyiPad
TypeTablet computer
Release date
DiscontinuedJune 5, 2017 (12.9-inch 1G and 9.7-inch)
October 30, 2018 (12.9 inch 2G)
March 18, 2019 (10.5-inch 2G)
Operating systemiOS
System-on-chip used
CPU
Memory
Storage32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB or 1 TB[3] flash memory
Display12.9-inch:
2732×2048 px (264 PPI) (IPS panel) (5.5 megapixels), 12.9 in (327.8 mm) diagonal, 4:3[3]

9.7-inch:
2048×1536 px (264 PPI) (IPS panel) (3.1 megapixels), 9.7 in (246.3 mm) diagonal, 4:3[3]
10.5-inch:
2224×1668 px (264 PPI) (IPS Panel), 10.5 in diagonal, 4:3[3]

11-inch:
2388×1668 px (264 PPI) (IPS Panel), 11 in diagonal, 1.43:1[3][4]
Graphics12-core PowerVR Series 7XT[5]
SoundFour speakers, adjusting sound to device orientation
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, five microphones, Bosch Sensortec BMP280 barometer
Camera12.9-inch 1G: 1.2 megapixels 720p front-facing and 8 megapixels rear-facing[3]

9.7-inch: 5 megapixels 720p front-facing and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing[3]
12.9-inch 2G and 10.5-inch: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing, Optical & Digital Image Stabilization[3]

12.9-inch 3G and 11-inch: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing TrueDepth and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing, Digital Image Stabilization[3]
Connectivity
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO[3]
Bluetooth 4.2[3]
Wi-Fi + Cellular:
GPS & GLONASS[3]
GSM
UMTS / HSDPA
850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz[3]
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz[3]
CDMA
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B.
800, 1900 MHz[3]

12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:

LTE
Multiple bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41[3]

9.7-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:

LTE Advanced
Multiple bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41[3]
Power
Online servicesApp Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions12.9-inch:
305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)
220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)
6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)

12.9-inch (2018):
280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)
214.6 mm (8.45 in) (w)
5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)
9.7-inch:
240 mm (9.4 in) (h)
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)
10.5-inch:
250.6 mm (9.87 in) (h)
174.1 mm (6.85 in) (w)
6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)

11-inch:
247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)
178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)
5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)
Mass12.9-inch Wi-Fi:

713 g (1.572 lb)
12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:
723 g (1.594 lb)
12.9-inch (2018) Wi-Fi:
631 g (1.391 lb)
12.9-inch (2018) Wi-Fi + Cellular:
633 g (1.396 lb)
9.7-inch Wi-Fi:
437 g (0.963 lb)
9.7-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:
444 g (0.979 lb)
10.5-inch WiFi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
10.5-inch WiFi + Cellular:
477 g (1.052 lb)
11-inch WiFi and WiFi + Cellular:

468 g (1.032 lb)
Related articlesApple Pencil, Apple A9X, Apple A10X, Apple A12X Bionic
Websitewww.apple.com/ipad-pro/

The iPad Pro family is a line of iPad tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc., that runs the iOS mobile operating system. Its current generation is available in two screen sizes, 11-inch (28 cm) and 12.9-inch (33 cm),[12] each with four options for internal storage capacities: 64, 256, 512 GB, or 1 TB.

The first iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch version, was announced on September 9, 2015,[13] and released on November 11, 2015.[14] It is larger than all previous iPad models and the first iPad tablet to feature LPDDR4 RAM.[1] The 12.9-inch tablet was later followed by the smaller 9.7-inch version, which was announced on March 21, 2016, and released on March 31 that same year.[15]

On June 5, 2017, the second generation iPad Pro was announced, which features A10X Fusion processors, with basic storage of 64 GB, and optional 512 GB. Upgraded displays include a new 10.5-inch version to replace the 9.7-inch model, while the 12.9-inch version was refreshed.[16] Following this announcement, both models of the first generation iPad Pro were discontinued.

The third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018. It is available in two screen sizes: 11-inch (28 cm) and 12.9-inch (33 cm). They feature full screen displays, with the 11-inch model replacing the 10.5-inch model of the previous generation. They also feature up to 1 TB of storage and Face ID which works in both vertical and horizontal orientations, a feature that does not apply to iPhones with Face ID. The third generation does not feature a home button.

First generation[edit]

The 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro was announced during an Apple Special Event on September 9, 2015. It was released on November 11, 2015 with gold, silver, and space gray color options. Prices ranging from US$799.99 to $1,229.99 based on storage size and cellular connectivity. On March 21, 2016, the 9.7 inch version of the iPad Pro was announced at an Apple keynote with an additional rose gold color option. The 9.7 inch version also introduced the ability to choose base 32GB Model with Cellular + WiFi option. (Previously, Cellular + WiFi option was only available on 128GB iPad Pro models.) The 9.7 inch model is priced from $599 to $1,129 depending on the configuration. It was released on March 31, 2016.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, when compared to the iPad Air 2, features a faster CPU, a better camera, and is the first iPad to feature True Tone Flash and Retina Flash. It also had the highest storage for an iPad at the time with a 256 GB storage option and has a True Tone display, which allows the LCD to adapt to ambient lighting to change its color and intensity in different environments.[15]

Both iPad Pro models include the A9X chip and the Apple M9 motion co-processor. The 9.7 inch model, however, has a slightly underclocked CPU (2.16 GHz compared to 2.26 GHz on the 12.9 inch model) and only 2 GB of RAM. A number of features are carried over from the standard iPad, such as Touch ID and the Retina Display. New features include a smart connector for a keyboard and four stereo speakers located in pairs on top and bottom of the device. The 12.9 inch model has a 2732-by-2048 Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch, and the 9.7 inch model has a 2048-by-1536 Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch and features a variable refresh rate, a first for Apple. The 12.9 inch version of the iPad Pro is the first iPad to include 4 GB of RAM.

A customized 12.9 inch iPad Pro was also designed by Jony Ive and submitted to the Time for Design auction. The special edition iPad Pro has an "Edition 1 of 1" label engraved on its back and comes with a custom yellow-gold anodised finish, a blue leather Smart Cover and an orange leather Apple Pencil case cover, all of which are not sold by Apple elsewhere.[17][18]

Second generation[edit]

The second generation of iPad Pro was announced on June 5, 2017 alongside iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC. The second-generation iPad Pro models, at 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, have an A10X hexa-core CPU and with a 12-core GPU, Apple's ProMotion display technology which supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision content (with iOS 11 or later) with a 120 Hz refresh rate and their True Tone display is 50 percent brighter than the earlier models; both sizes also have a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with quad-LED True-Tone flash and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera with Retina Flash.[16] They have USB-C connection speeds using Lightning cables, with USB-C fast-charge support.[19] The second generation iPad Pro has storage capacities up to 512 GB.

On March 18, 2019, the second generation iPad Pro 10.5-inch was discontinued since it was replaced by the iPad Air.

Third generation[edit]

The third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018,[20][21] during an Apple Special Event at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The redesigned 2018 models feature new edge-to-edge Liquid Retina displays, Face ID, improved 12MP and 7MP cameras, USB-C connectors, and Apple A12X Bionic processors. The tablets are offered in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, and are the first iPad models to offer tap-to-wake LCD displays (following the iPhone X[22]), and up to 1TB of internal storage. Additionally, the third generation tablets lack both Touch ID and a headphone jack; the former having been superseded by Face ID.[23][24] They were released on November 7, 2018 and are only available in silver and space gray.

Accessories[edit]

There are four accessories made specifically for iPad Pro, all of which are sold separately: a "smart" screen cover; an attachable keyboard, Smart Keyboard; an active bluetooth tracking stylus, Apple Pencil; and a form-fitted silicone case that is compatible with the Smart Keyboard.[25]

Smart Keyboard[edit]

Smart Keyboard docks with iPad Pro using the Smart Connector, a magnetic connection that provides data transfer and power. Smart Keyboard, which doubles as a kickstand, is comparable to that of the competing Microsoft Surface Pro.[26] The design of the Smart Keyboard is similar to the design of the Smart Cover accessory.[27]

Apple Pencil (first generation)[edit]

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (in boxes)

The first generation Apple Pencil is a precision stylus exclusive to the iPad Pro, iPad 2018, and the iPad Air and iPad Mini released in 2019. The accessory is rechargeable via the Lightning port on the tablet itself.[28][29] iPad Pro introduces a new display with increased responsiveness and precision over previous iPad displays with Apple Pencil support added.[30][31] During the keynote, Apple demonstrated drawing, managing publication layout, and document annotation.[32][33][34]

Apple Pencil (second generation)[edit]

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (2nd gen)

The second generation Apple Pencil, heavily based on its predecessor, functions exclusively with the 2018 iPad Pro models.[35] Its new features include gesture controls and wireless magnetic charging and pairing.

Reception[edit]

General reviews[edit]

The iPad Pro's 9.7-inch version set a record among all currently released tablets tested in color accuracy, screen reflectance, peak brightness, contrast rating in high ambient light, and smallest color variation. However, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch version tested to having better contrast ratio in the dark.[36]

Despite Apple advertising the tablets as PC replacements,[37] most reviewers noted that it could not replace a laptop running the Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Linux desktop operating systems.[38][39][40]

First generation reviews[edit]

Scott Stein from CNET praised the faster processor and new accessories available. However, he criticized the cost of both the unit and its accessories, while noting its slightly slower processor with less RAM compared to the larger 12.9-inch model.[41] Matt Swider from TechRadar complimented the easy handling, large 256GB configuration and True Tone display, but was upset about the high starting price.[42] Gareth Beavis gave a positive review, commending the expansive screen and audio quality but stated that the battery life could be made longer.[43]

Second generation reviews[edit]

Max Parker from TrustedReviews and Gareth Beavis from TechRadar both praised the 10.5-inch model's high-quality audio and performance, though both critics noted that it was expensive.[44][45]

Reviewing the 12.9 inch second-generation iPad Pro, Lauren Goode of The Verge complimented the quality camera, A10X processor and large screen size, but argued that the device could have been cheaper.[46]

Third generation reviews[edit]

The third generation iPad Pro models were praised for their better displays, slimmed bezels, and general speed as well as CPU improvements. Ben Sin from Forbes noted that although the screen is still an LCD screen, the 120 Hz refresh rate makes it feel more smooth.[47] The switch to USB-C connectors received mixed reviews; external monitor support and device charging were added at the cost of extra dongles to use older cables and headphones.[48] Some reviewers noted that although the hardware updates are great steps forward, iOS's limitations including the lack of external storage capabilities prevents the third generation from competing against computers. Its high prices were also criticized.[49][50]

Durability issues[edit]

Moreover, the body has been criticized for its ability to bend and break easily. Users on forum boards have reported the iPad bending after a few days of use, or after carrying it around in a backpack. YouTuber Zack Nelson then published a video on his channel JerryRigEverything showing the device cracking and snapping in half after applying just a small amount of pressure with his hands in the center of the device.[51][52] Nelson conluded that the "two weakest points, [were] right dead center on either side of the iPad Pro, [and] the crack happened at the very poorly placed microphone hole and the new Apple Pencil 2 charging duct".[53] Reports of devices already bent right out of the box (most of these devices are cellular models) also surfaced. Apple responded to these reports quickly, asserting that this is normal and a non-issue,[54] a response that has been criticized.[55][56] According to Apple, the bending is a byproduct of their new manufacturing process. Apple has added a support page relating to these issues.[57]

Model comparison[edit]

Legend:   Discontinued   Current
Model iPad
(1st generation)
iPad 2 iPad
(3rd generation)
iPad
(4th generation)
iPad Air iPad Air 2 iPad (2017) iPad (2018) iPad Air
(2019)
Picture IPad 1 PSD Mockup.png IPad 3.png IPad Air.png IPad Air 2.png IPad 2017 tablet.jpg
Initial release operating system iPhone OS 3.2 iOS 4.3[58][59] iOS 5.1 iOS 6.0 (Wi-Fi)
iOS 6.0.1 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
iOS 7.0.3 (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular)
iOS 7.1 (Wi-Fi + cellular (TD-LTE))
iOS 8.1 iOS 10.3 iOS 11.3 iOS 12.1.4
Latest release operating system iOS 5.1.1 iOS 9.3.5 iOS 10.3.3 iOS 12.1.4
Display 9.7 in (250 mm), 4:3 aspect ratio, scratch-resistant glossy glass covered LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, 16,777,216-color (24-bit), 1024 × 768 px (XGA) at 132 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio 9.7 in (250 mm), 4:3 aspect ratio, scratch-resistant glossy glass covered LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, 16,777,216-color (24-bit), 2048 × 1536 px resolution at 264 ppi (retina display), 800:1 contrast ratio 9.7 in (250 mm), 4:3 aspect ratio, fully laminated, scratch-resistant glossy glass covered LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, antireflective coating, 16,777,216-color (24-bit), 2048 × 1536 px resolution at 264 ppi (retina display), 800:1 contrast ratio 9.7 in (250 mm), 4:3 aspect ratio, scratch-resistant glossy glass covered LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, 16,777,216-color (24-bit), 2048 × 1536 px resolution at 264 ppi (retina display), 800:1 contrast ratio 10.5 in (270 mm) (diagonal) LED-backlit multi-touch retina display with IPS technology, 2224-by-1668 px at 264 PPI resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, 600 ​cd max brightness,fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, fully laminated display, antireflective coating[60] (1.8% reflectance[61]), dual DCI-P3 and sRGB / Rec. 709[62] wide color gamuts,[62] True Tone with Night Shift,[60][62] ProMotion[60]
Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 SoC[63] 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 SoC 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5X SoC 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple A6X SoC 1.4 GHz dual-core 64-bit Apple A7 SoC with M7 motion coprocessor 1.5 GHz triple-core 64-bit Apple A8X SoC with M8 motion coprocessor[64] 1.85 GHz dual-core 64-bit Apple A9 SoC with M9 motion coprocessor[65] 2.34 GHz quad-core 64-bit Apple A10 SoC with M10 motion coprocessor 2.49 GHz hexa-core Apple-designed 64-bit Apple A12 Bionic (6-cores: 2 Vortex high-performance, 4 Tempest high-efficiency) with octa-core Neural Engine
Bus frequency and width 100 MHz (32-bit) 250 MHz (32-bit) 128-bit[66][67] 64-bit[66][67] 128-bit[66][67] 64-bit
Graphics processor PowerVR SGX535 GPU[68] PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2-core) GPU[69] PowerVR SGX543MP4 (4-core) GPU PowerVR SGX554MP4 (4-core) GPU PowerVR G6430 (4-core) GPU[70] PowerVR GXA6850 (8-core) GPU[67] TBD[citation needed]
Storage 16, 32, and 64 GB 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB 32 and 128 GB 64 and 256 GB
RAM 256 MB LPDDR DRAM[71] 512 MB Dual-Channel LPDDR2[72] DRAM[73][74] 1 GB LPDDR2 DRAM 1 GB LPDDR3 DRAM 2 GB LPDDR3 DRAM 2 GB LPDDR4 DRAM[75] TBD[citation needed]
Connector 30-pin connector 8-pin Lightning connector
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
SIM card form-factor Micro-SIM Nano-SIM
Touch ID No Yes
Apple Pencil support No 1st generation
GLONASS Yes (only in devices with cellular option)
GPS Yes (only in devices with cellular option)[76]
Digital compass Yes
Barometer No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.2[77] Bluetooth 5.0
Cellular GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)[78] GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)[79]
Wi-Fi + cellular models on Verizon include:
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)[79]
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (bands 4, 17)[80][81]
Wi-Fi + cellular models on Verizon include:
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz), LTE (band 13)[80][81]
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (bands 2, 4, 5, 17)[80][82]
Wi-Fi + cellular models on Verizon include:
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)[80][82]
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B (800, 1900 MHz), LTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 38, 39, 40)[80][83] In addition to prior:
LTE (bands 28, 29, 41)[80][84]
In addition to prior:
LTE (band 12)[80][85]
In addition to prior:
LTE (band 30)[citation needed]
TBD[citation needed]
Cameras iSight N/A 720p HD (0.9 MP) video at 30 fps and 0.7 MP photos 1080p HD video at 30 fps and 5 MP still photos
30 fps and 5× digital zoom
1080p HD video at 30 fps and 8 MP photos
FaceTime N/A VGA (0.3 MP) photos and video at up to 30 fps 1.2 MP photos, 720p video TBD[citation needed]
Audio codec Cirrus Logic CS42L61[86][87] Cirrus Logic CS42L63[88] Cirrus Logic CLI1560B0[89] Cirrus Logic CLI1583B0/CS35L19[90] Cirrus Logic 338S1116[91] Cirrus Logic 338S1213[92] TBD[citation needed]
Made for iPhone hearing aids compatible[93] N/A Yes[93] TBD[citation needed]
Live Listen N/A Yes[93] TBD[citation needed]
Materials Contoured aluminum back and bezel
Wi-Fi + cellular models also have a piece of plastic for the cellular antenna. The color of the plastic on an iPad Air or earlier is black; on the iPad Air 2 or later it is black or white.
Color                                        
Power 3.75 V 24.8 W·h (6,613 mA·h)[71] 3.8 V 25 W·h (6,579 mA·h)[94] 3.7 V 42.5 W·h (11,487 mA·h)[95][96] 3.7 V 43 W·h (11,560 mA·h)[97] 3.7 V 32.9 W·h (8,827 mA·h)[98] 3.7 V 27.3 W·h (7,340 mA·h) 3.7 V 32,9 W·h (8,827 mA·h) TBD[citation needed]
Rated battery life (hours) audio: 140
video: 10
Browsing over 3G: 9
Browsing over LTE: 9
Browsing over Wi-Fi: 10
Standby: 1 month
TBD[citation needed]
Dimensions 242.8 mm (9.56 in) H
189.7 mm (7.47 in) W
13.4 mm (0.53 in) D
241.2 mm (9.50 in) H
185.7 mm (7.31 in) W
8.8 mm (0.35 in) D
241 mm (9.5 in) H
186 mm (7.3 in) W
9.4 mm (0.37 in) D
240 mm (9.4 in) H
169.5 mm (6.67 in) W
7.5 mm (0.30 in) D
240 mm (9.4 in) H
169.5 mm (6.67 in) W
6.1 mm (0.24 in) D
240 mm (9.4 in) H
169.5 mm (6.67 in) W
7.5 mm (0.30 in) D
250.6 mm (9.87 in) H
174.1 mm (6.85 in) W
6.1 mm (0.24 in) D
Weight Wi-Fi: 680 g (1.50 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 730 g (1.61 lb)
Wi-Fi: 601 g (1.325 lb)
GSM model: 613 g (1.351 lb)
CDMA model: 607 g (1.338 lb)
Wi-Fi: 650 g (1.43 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 660 g (1.46 lb)
Wi-Fi: 652 g (1.437 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 662 g (1.459 lb)
Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
Wi-Fi: 437 g (0.963 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 444 g (0.979 lb)
Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
Wi-Fi: 456 g (1.005 lb)
Wi-Fi + cellular: 464 g (1.023 lb)
Greenhouse gas emissions 130 kg CO2e[99] 105 kg CO2e[100]
130 kg CO2e[101]
180 kg CO2e[102] 170 kg CO2e[103]
220 kg CO2e[104]
210 kg CO2e[105] 170 kg CO2e[106] 135 kg CO2e[107] 98 kg CO2e[108] TBD[citation needed]
Hardware strings iPad1,1 iPad2,1
iPad2,2
iPad2,3
iPad2,4
iPad3,1
iPad3,2
iPad3,3
iPad3,4
iPad3,5
iPad3,6
iPad4,1
iPad4,2
iPad4,3
iPad5,3
iPad5,4
iPad6,11
iPad6,12
iPad7,5
iPad7,6
TBD[citation needed]
Model number[109] A1219 (Wi-Fi)
A1337 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
A1395 (Wi-Fi)
A1396 (GSM model)
A1397 (CDMA model)
A1416 (Wi-Fi)
A1403 (Wi-Fi + cellular (VZ))
A1430 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
A1458 (Wi-Fi)
A1459 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
A1460 (Wi-Fi + cellular (MM))
A1474 (Wi-Fi)
A1475 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
A1476 (Wi-Fi + cellular (TD-LTE))
A1566 (Wi-Fi)
A1567 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
A1822 (Wi-Fi)
A1823 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
A1893 (Wi-Fi)
A1954 (Wi-Fi + cellular)
TBD[citation needed]
FCCID BCG-E2381A[110]
BCG-E2328A (GSM)[111]
BCGA1395[112]
BCGA1396[113]
BCGA1397[114]
BCGA1416[115]
BCGA1403[116]
BCGA1430[117]
BCGA1458[118]
BCGA1459[119]
BCGA1460[120]
BCGA1474[121]
BCGA1475[122]
BCGA1476[123]
BCGA1566[124]
BCGA1567[125]
BCGA1822[126]
BCGA1823[127]
BCGA1893
BCGA1954
TBD[citation needed]
Released Wi-Fi: April 3, 2010
Wi-Fi + cellular: April 30, 2010
March 11, 2011 March 16, 2012 16 GB: November 2, 2012 and March 18, 2014
32 and 64 GB: November 2, 2012
128 GB: February 5, 2013
November 1, 2013 16, 64, and 128 GB: October 24, 2014
32 GB: September 7, 2016
March 24, 2017 March 27, 2018 March 18, 2019
Discontinued March 2, 2011 32 and 64 GB: March 7, 2012
16 GB: March 18, 2014
October 23, 2012 16 GB: October 22, 2013 and October 16, 2014
32, 64, and 128 GB: October 22, 2013
64 and 128 GB: October 16, 2014
16 and 32 GB: March 21, 2016
16 and 64 GB: September 7, 2016
32 and 128 GB: March 21, 2017
March 27, 2018 In production
Unsupported September 19, 2012 September 13, 2016 September 19, 2017 Supported

Timeline[edit]

iPad Pro (2018)iPad Pro (2018)iPad Pro (2017)iPad Pro (2017)iPad ProiPad ProiPad Mini 5iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air 3iPad (2018)iPad (2017)iPad Air 2iPad AiriPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad (2nd generation)iPad (1st generation)
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive[128]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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